Hundreds of people march against Indian military presence in Maldives

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KATHMANDU, October 23: Hundreds of people have marched on the streets of Male' city calling for the removal of Indian military personnel from the Maldives, reported the Maldives Journal.

The protest, organized by the opposition Progressive Congress Coalition, began on Friday afternoon in front of the PPM office. The protesters then marched from Boduthakurufaanu Magu and Ameeni Magu in Male' City, reported the Maldives Journal.

Hundreds of protesters called for the removal of Indian troops from the Maldives and the cancellation of military agreements with India.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed and Defence Minister Mariya Didi were described as traitors by the protesters.

This is the largest protest held in Male' city in recent history. Organizers of the protest announced that many such activities will be held in the coming days. They also invited as many people as possible to participate in the upcoming events.




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